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Nov 16 2011

Profiles in Moonbattery: Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich has replaced Herman Cain as the Romney alternative flavor of the month. But from the conservative point of view, is he any more trustworthy than slippery Mittens? NRO gives ten reasons why the answer is probably no. Newt has supported:

1. Medicare Part D, the disastrously expensive prescription drug entitlement inflicted by fellow RINO Bush 43.

2. Ethanol subsidies, the most outrageously corrupt and wasteful boondoggle this side of Solyndra.

3. The individual healthcare mandate, widely regarded as the most blatantly unconstitutional aspect of ObamaCare.

4. Dede Scozzafava, an alarmingly left-wing Up-State New York Congressional candidate who ran against conservative candidate Doug Hoffman.

5. Partial amnesty, as if sacrificing rule of law and territorial sovereignty to Hispander to undocumented Democrats would help Republicans in future elections.

6. TARP, by which our rulers traded the free market for crony capitalism and sank us into decades worth of unnecessary debt.

7. The Fairness Doctrine, an outrageously unconstitutional device by which liberals were able to suppress conservative voices in the media.

8. Tax credits, which often involve moronic meddling in the economy along the lines of the staggeringly foolish Cash for Clunkers farce.

9. The global warming hoax — the deal-breaker for anyone who rejects an authoritarian centrally planned economy.

Is there nothing Newt doesn’t support? Sure there is: 10. Paul Ryan’s excellent budget plan, which he denounced as “right-wing social engineering.”

If all that isn’t enough to scare a stain into your trousers, try this:

Newt Gingrich made between $1.6 million and $1.8 million in consulting fees from two contracts with mortgage company Freddie Mac, according to two people familiar with the arrangement.

Freddie Mac and the corrupt politicians who enable it are largely responsible not only for the 2008 collapse, but for our continuing economic problems in the present — and an impending still worse crisis in the future.

Maybe the mantra “anyone but Mitt” should be expanded to “anyone but Mitt or Newt.”

When the smoke clears, however, either Romney or Gingrich would be a massive improvement on what we have now.

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  • Zim

    I’d vote for Newt, Mitt, Perry, Cain or any of them. The plan is to get Obama the marxist out of the white house. I wish people would stop trying to make that harder to do. Gov. Perry came out with some good ideas this week.

  • SR

    “When the smoke clears, however, either Romney or Gingrich would be a massive improvement on what we have now.”

    Amen to that.

  • Fanny

    Even Ron Paul would be an improvement over Obama. Hell, for that matter, I would be an improvement over Obama.

  • Hail The Amberlamps!

    If Campaign Slogans Told The Truth:

    Gingrich: A Vote for Slower Socialism

  • http://kurlander.blogspot.com Gregory of Yardale

    When the smoke clears, however, either Romney or Gingrich would be a massive improvement on what we have now.

    A brain-dead box turtle would be a massive improvement on what we have now.

  • http://www.robbingamerica.com John Galt

    Many of these issues are old and have evolved, not only with Gingrich, but with all candidates.

    On the other hand, it would be too much to deprive us of the pleasure to a “shellacking” that Obama will get from a debate with Gingrich.

  • Jodie

    Before this thread came up, I had just said a prayer, thanking God for Dave Blount. After reading this thread, I say, “Thanks AGAIN God!”

    I haven’t had a lot of time to read the posts lately, so I don’t know if anyone else has picked up on this, but out of the gate, Newt wants to spend a ton of taxpayer money on “brain research”.

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/july-dec11/newtgingrich_09-29.html

    I say, “Haven’t we got enough research going on, with little or no results?”

    PS I would still vote for Newt (or any republican) over Obama; although, I see Newt as very deceitful – but not evil like Obama.

  • kiplingsburdens

    Compared to everyone else, Gingrich is the least of the evils. Sure he has negatives, but at least there is a positive somewhere in the mix.

    I would vote for him. Anyone else at this point, and I don’t even bother. OK maybe a vote for the mahogany godling after I load up on defense and gun stocks. The bloodshed will be enormous.

  • Louisiana Steve

    Just another establishment Republican.

  • Lao Zedong

    As far as I’m concerned, I’m voting against the incumbants at all levels. If the replacements are just as bad, then I’ll vote against them, regardless of party affliation.

    If it takes 2 or 3 election cycles to get someone competant in office, then so be it.

  • Martijn

    Face it …mainstream America is pretty much rotten top to bottom… All your candidates are LOW QUALITY, America is NOT EXCEPTIONAL! If god has “blessed” this country, where is the evidence?

    And why do you people think your not just as rotten as the rest? I suspect 2/3 of you are day traders sitting on your asses, toggling back and forth between scouring the population of 300 million, finding someone to blame your unhappiness on and shit to your hate at, and then, trying to extract money from thin air by pushing the right buttons at the right time… fine examples of the human race

  • Jimbo

    McCain II

  • metprof

    Anything to get Romney elected.

    Hey Moonbattery, what will you post when Romney gets killed by the Axelrod machine for his Mass. Healthcare and flip-flops?

    Did Ann Coulter help you with this? Real nice.

  • StanInTexas

    Martijn,

    Thank you for your insightful ravings. It is my hope that your mind reading abilities are your sole source of income, because then we can look forward to you starving to death. Oh, to be rid of your idiocy.

  • lao

    The Tea Party movement supposedly organized and energized conservatives. How did that work out?

    Um, it seems NONE of the Republican candidates for President are any good.

    zeedong sez: If it takes 2 or 3 election cycles to get someone competant in office, then so be it.

    It might take two or three election cycles for Republicans to FIND someone competent.

    The Republican field has been a godsend for comedians however.

  • StanInTexas

    The Republican field has been a godsend for comedians however.

    The only reason is that most of those comedians are cowards and will not make fun of Obama and Biden, which is a TARGET-RICH environment.

    If a Republican President said Hawaii was an Asian nation, or that we had 57 states, those same comedians would never let that go. Just ask Dan Qualye.

  • lao

    I’m happy to go there.

    I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican. – Dan Quayle

    I have made good judgements in the Past. I have made good judgements in the Future. – Dan Quayle

    People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. – Dan Quayle

    Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child. – Dan Quayle

    The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make. – Dan Quayle

    The future will be better tomorrow. – Dan Quayle

    We don’t want to go back to tomorrow, we want to go forward. – Dan Quayle

    We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe. – Dan Quayle

    We’re all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made. – Dan Quayle

    Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts. – Dan Quayle

    What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is. – Dan Quayle

  • Ghost of FA Hayak

    I think Gingrich, and Mittens as well, are keeping these very same lists for their inevitable RUN to the left in the generals.
    When you say that you would vote for a sack of potatoes over the Won, quite literally the “green” light is turned on for them .
    And they will do it in the name of conservatism, to boot.
    Martijn , crawl back in your hole

  • blue

    but Callista is Hot!!!

    @ lao – and Obama thinks Hawaii, one of our 57 states, is in Asia – I’ll take Qualye

  • Ghost of FA Hayak

    Lao
    There is no honor in being a walking blank slate.
    And no, OWS chants of “eat the rich” and “twinkles” do not count

  • Beef

    Maybe the mantra “anyone but Mitt” should be expanded to “anyone but Mitt or Newt.”

    The mantra should be “anyone but Barack”.

    I can’t stand Newt, and there is no way he gets the nomination, but I would stand in line all day to vote for whoever the Republicans run in 2012. This country will not survive another Obama term.

  • blue

    name the politician that said:

    – “No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”

    – “I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances.”

    – “What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith…”

    – “I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.”

    – “We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad.”

    want more??

  • lao

    Look up Jon Stewart’s Daily Show yesterday to see how he handled poor Herman Cain and Libya. Hilarious.

  • CT

    I plan to vote for Newt.

  • AC

    Establishment Republicans will use our distaste for Obama against us, using the threat of his reelection to hold us hostage into voting for their pet establishment candidate, whether it’s Mittens McRomney, or Beltway swamp creature Newt Gingrich.

    Look to the Scozzafava debacle for guidance: Doug Hoffman stepped outside the duopoly, broke with business as usual, and held the Republican establishment accountable with a tremendous showing on scant resources and with a short schedule.

    Newt may be more conservative than Obama, but is he conservative enough to save us? The answer is no. Failure under Gingrich takes a bit longer than under Obama, but Gingrich will still get our economy there just the same, further damaging the Republican brand for 2016.

    If we don’t elect a conservative then the economy is screwed. Excuses about voting for any guy to the right of Obama or having the best of intentions will not comfort you and your family during hard times.

    Conservatism is our only out. Newt will not deliver. What’s more, Newt’s history of flip flops and political pandering proves the man has no personal principles and cannot be trusted to show any honor or integrity.

    The plan for recovery and growth is limited government as outlined in the Constitution. Who would Thomas Jefferson vote for?

    For an imagining of what economic failure looks like, take an afternoon and read John Galt’s The Day the Dollar Died. This is the consequence of failure to limit government in 2012, regardless of the letter after the victor’s name.

  • Carmen

    3 hour one on one debate with Newt and soetoro – then we all promptly vote for Newt and place soetoro in prison for treason w/heavy doses of waterboarding and thorazine.

  • AC

    I can’t stand Newt, and there is no way he gets the nomination, but I would stand in line all day to vote for whoever the Republicans run in 2012. This country will not survive another Obama term.

    Big government, through its most recent and significant operative, Barack Obama, has already set the wheels of economic failure in motion. The nation won’t survive four years of Romney or Gingrich failing to forcefully correct the crash course Obama has placed us on.

    By then, confused and frightened sheeple, and disaffected independents will be waiting to stand in line all day in 2016 to vote for the other guy.

    Read the history of the Weimar Republic. Bad economics brought hyperinflation and hyperinflation brought National Socialism.

    A desperate public may be counted on to vote for whichever party is not in office when the crisis starts.

    If the economy collapses under President Gingrich then a Marxist strongman will win in 2016.

    This is a grim scenario. The only way to avoid it is to run a principled conservative now, in 2012. Granted, that strategy is risky, and may not work – but everything else is certain to fail.

  • AC

    And why do you people think your not just as rotten as the rest? I suspect 2/3 of you are day traders sitting on your asses, toggling back and forth between scouring the population of 300 million, finding someone to blame your unhappiness on and shit to your hate at, and then, trying to extract money from thin air by pushing the right buttons at the right time… fine examples of the human race

    That foamy stuff coming out of your mouth – you might want to get it looked at.

  • JT

    “”The Republican field has been a godsend for comedians however.”” LOL

    And lao has been a “godsend” to this blog with hours and hours of hilarious fun mocking this douchebag.

  • IslandLifer

    Don’t forget about his commercial with Mrs. Plastic

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RQKNH_nwM4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • oldguy

    In my opinion the most important election goal is a veto-proof legislative vote in both houses.

  • FrankW

    Wow lao sure zinged with the Quayle attack. The obvious counter is bidenism’s. Just keepin it real, VP to VP.

    — On July 16, 2009, Vice President Biden gave a blunt summation of the administration’s approach to stimulus spending.

    “People, when I say that, look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?” he said at a stop in Virginia. “The answer is yes.”

    — On July 5, 2009, in an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” Biden conceded that the White House team “misread how bad the economy was.” His confession came as unemployment hit 9.5 percent, despite the administration’s insistence that it would hold to 8 percent with the stimulus plan.

    — On April 30, 2009, Biden gave advice on dealing with swine flu that seemed to contradict President Obama’s warning not to panic. Speaking on NBC’s “Today,” Biden, a longtime Amtrak rider who has commuted for decades daily from Delaware to Washington, D.C., said he wouldn’t advise family necessarily against going to Mexico, the source of the H1N1 outbreak, but he wouldn’t tell them to get into any small area like a subway car, automobile, classroom or airplane.

    “I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places right now,” Biden said. “It’s not that its going to Mexico, it’s that you are in a confined aircraft when one person sneezes, it goes everywhere through the aircraft. That’s me.”

    — On March 13, 2009, Biden addressed a former Senate colleague by saying, “An hour late, oh give me a f**king break,” after he arrived on Amtrak at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The vice president’s expletive was caught on a live microphone.

    — During a Feb. 25, 2009, interview on CBS’ “Early Show,” Biden encouraged viewers to visit a government-run Web site that tracks stimulus spending. When asked for the site’s web address, Biden could not remember the site’s “number.”

    “You know, I’m embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number?” he asked an aide standing out of view. “I should have it in front of me and I don’t. I’m actually embarrassed.”

    — At a Jan. 30, 2009, swearing-in ceremony of senior White House staff, Biden mocked Chief Justice John Roberts for his presidential oath blunder on Inauguration Day.

    “Am I doing this again?” Biden said, after Obama asked him to administer the oath. When Biden was told the swearing-in was for senior staff — and not cabinet members — the vice president quipped, “My memory is not as good as Justice Roberts,” prompting a stern nudge from Obama.

    — On Inauguration Day, Jan. 20 2009, Biden misspoke when he told a cheering crowd of supporters, “Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart.” Justice John Paul Stevens — not Stewart — swore Biden in as vice president.

    — When criticizing former GOP nominee John McCain in Athens, Ohio, on Oct. 15, 2008, Biden said, “Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.”

    — In a Sept. 22, 2008, CBS interview, Biden misspoke when he said Franklin D. Roosevelt was president when the stock market crashed in 1929.

    “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened,” he said. Herbert Hoover — not Roosevelt — was president in 1929, and television had not yet been invented in 1929.

    — During a Sept. 12, 2008, speech in Columbia, Mo., Biden called for Missouri State Sen. Chuck Graham, who is wheelchair-bound, to “stand up.”

    “Oh, God love ya,” Biden said, after realizing his mistake. “What am I talking about?”

    — At a Sept. 10, 2008, town hall meeting in Nashua, N.H., Biden said, “Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.”

    — Biden mistakenly referred to Alaska governor Sarah Palin as the “lieutenant governor” of her state during a town hall meeting on Sept. 4, 2008 at George Mason University in Manassas, Va.

    “I heard a very, by the way I mean this sincerely, a very strong and a very good political speech from a lieutenant governor of Alaska who I think is going to be very formidable, very formidable not only in the campaign but in the debate,” Biden said.

    — Biden said he was running for president — not vice president — during a Sept. 1, 2008, roundtable discussion in Scranton, Pa.

    “Today is the moment for me as a United States senator running for president to put aside the national politics and focus on what’s happening down there,” Biden said.

    — Biden referred to John McCain as “George” during his vice presidential acceptance speech on Aug. 27, 2008, at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Co. “Freudian slip, folks, Freudian slip,” he explained.

    — Biden confused army brigades with battalions when speaking about Obama’s plan for sending troops to Afghanistan.

    “Or should we trust Barack Obama, who more than a year ago called for sending two additional combat brigades to Afghanistan?”

    — During his first campaign rally with Obama as his vice presidential running mate on Aug. 23, 2008, Biden introduced Obama by saying, “A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!”

    — On Jan. 31, 2007 — the day Biden announced his presidential bid — the Delaware Senator was roundly criticized for calling Obama “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

  • SR
  • AC

    In my opinion the most important election goal is a veto-proof legislative vote in both houses.

    Then what will keep Boehner’s deficit spending team in line?

    He had a chance to stand up for fiscal restraint, yet spending has grown to new, record levels under Boehner.

  • FrankW

    Sorry for the long counter-rant. The big difference of course is Quayle had a full 4 years to amass his “potatoe” moments. Biden is not through the term quite yet.

  • SR

    Slow Joe Biden and Obobo are jokes. Good bye in 2012, idiots!

  • lao’s flat rotting colon

    Aren’t my twenty year old quotes from Dan Quayle interesting and relevant? Now, let me tell you about some dumb things Warren G. Harding said. He died in office. What a dumbass.

  • wingmann

    My fourteen yr old dog with one eye and a missing leg would be better than what we have currently.

    ABO = (pronounced ahhbeaux)

    ANYONEBUTOBAMA

  • wingmann

    I do concur with AC on a lot of points he has made in the past…we need to take back this country with conservatives and I believe Constitutionalists!
    This is the problem people…both side have been screwing us for generations: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/two-political-parties-prices-1188644055

    We are in for some SERIOUS economic problems for YEARS/GENERATIONS to come.
    read this and smell the coffee.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/top-100-statistics-about-collapse-economy-every-american-voter-should-know

    Now I leave you to go throw-up again.

  • Had it up to here :/

    How come nobody wants to say the name of the only real hope we have going for us at the moment? Yeah, the road to REAL recovery would sting like hell, but it would be real recovery. His name is Ron Paul. He is a true conservative. Some folks are noticing him. The media is not. His poll numbers aren’t that bad. Hell, Bachmann would be better than the front runners. The msmedia has incredible control of this nation and its elections.

  • DaddyOD

    Dave — With the Queen of Anti-Moonbattery, Ann Coulter’s endorsement of Romney you are only dividing the troops and ignoring the inevitable with your continued bashing of OUR BEST HOPE of replacing Obama — which is by ALL MEASURES Mitt Romney! PS: Good compilation on Newt.

  • Ummah Gummah

    Gregory of Yardale says:
    November 16, 2011 at 9:16 am
    When the smoke clears, however, either Romney or Gingrich would be a massive improvement on what we have now.

    A brain-dead box turtle would be a massive improvement on what we have now.

    A brain-dead box turtle would be a massive improvement on what we have now AND the entire Republican field, except MAYBE Herman Cain.

    Nominate the turtle and I WILL vote.

    .

  • TonyD95B

    RE: FrankW at November 16, 2011 at 11:34 am:

    “Wow (Loud Angry Obfuscator) sure zinged with the Quayle attack. The obvious counter is bidenisms. Just keepin it real, VP to VP.”

    HAHAHAHAH

    Biden’s performance during the debate with Governor Palin was enough to make him a laoughingstock.*

    Never mind rest of the four decades he has been in public life.

    *No, that’s not a typo.

  • lao

    Biden got elected and Palin didn’t.

  • lao

    Speaking of getting elected, or, at least nominated:

    Fox News Poll: Gingrich and Romney Top GOP Nominee Picks

    Too bad Moonbattery and the parrots hate both of ‘em.

    Pardon me for laughing.

  • JT

    lao says: “Biden got elected and Palin didn’t.”

    You didn’t get to vote Canadian jackass. LOL

  • KHarn

    “lao says:November 16, 2011 at 6:06 pm”

    We don’t elect VICE presidents, asshole, we elect PRESIDENTS.

  • http://blog.ushanka.us Karl

    Thanks for posting this list. I’m disturbed by the easy ups and downs of those in the GOP field. Newt may be the hot thing this week, but I have a memory and I remember him swaying with the times. These are Tea Party times and he’s speaking accordingly. But in the 90’s it was Clinton times, and Newt was Bill’s best friend. He’s wicked smart and debates with Obama will be worth the wait, but no primary vote for Newt from me.

  • lao

    The Vice President of the United States is the holder of a public office created by the United States Constitution. The Vice President, together with the President of the United States, is indirectly elected by the people, through the Electoral College, to a four-year term. The Vice President is the first person in the presidential line of succession, ascending to the Presidency upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President.

  • AC

    The term “elect” may also be used in reference to the public’s decision making process during the electoral process, which typically omits serious consideration of the vice presidential candidate as long as he isn’t a serial killer.

  • TonyD95B

    Loud And Obnoxious (or is it just “noxious”?) thinks he’s making some sort of a “point” with this little gem:

    “Biden got elected and Palin didn’t.”

    True – but hardly a good thing, and definitely not evidence of any sort of superiority.

    As someone who lives here on the DE / PA border (“in the shadow of the Biden mansion”, as it were) I can tell you he “got elected” a few times around here, too – yet you’ll have a hard time finding anyone who’ll admit to voting for him, including some who claim to be friends with the worthless lout.

    It wasn’t always this way – in the beginning a lot of people liked him, even my parents. He was the young idealistic Catholic family-man lawyer that was Delaware’s “Kennedy Lite” – and when he lost his first wife and daughter in a tragic traffic accident, the “Camelot” image was forever burned into the political fabric of Delaware.

    After the sympathy vote wore off, Joe carried on through political momentum and “machine” politics.

    It’s very telling that his biggest financial supporters while he was Senator are not even from Delaware.

    “Biden got elected and Palin didn’t.”

    Yeah – I hear Saddam Hussein, Jimmy Carter, and even HITLER “got elected”, too….

  • lao.

    I meant, “chosen.”

  • Agnostic Conservative

    I am voting Ron Paul.

    His foreign policy may give mixed signals to the Islamofacist idiots in the middle east but his fiscal policies just overwhelm the weaknesses of his foreign policy IMO.

    Whether we should be involved in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, etc are seeming inconsequential compared to the fact that we CANNOT afford to be involved in these wars.

    Let’s get our financial house in order and THEN go around the world kicking ass!

    But trying to kick terrorist ass with a leg tied to our backs, thanks to these leftie national building/ diplomatic relation building/ insurgent containment strategies, at the expense of accumulating trillions of dollars of debt is utter stupidity.

    These people hate us, whether we build them highways or bomb the shit out of them or do both at the same time (which is what we have been doing over the last decade). Its time to leave the middle east shit hole, at least temporarily.

    Lets pay down our debts, slash entitlements and get back on our legs and as each day passes, Ron Paul seems better and better to me.

  • Apostle53

    I can’t stand Newt but he beats Obama. Go Cain, Bachmann, Perry. Romney is as reliable as Newt.

  • FrankW

    And there is a reason biden’s SS code name is “Assassination Insurance”.

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